National Catholic Reporter

Updated April 9, 2004

Hundreds of jobs -- professional, administrative, clerical, ministerial and even some secular -- are filled through NCR Classifieds each year. The more popular titles include campus ministers, chaplains, counselors, executive directors, liturgy/music ministers, superintendents, principals, teachers and youth ministers. NCR Classifieds are also your best sources for up-to-date information on retreats, sabbaticals, Spanish studies, educational programs -- all the categories listed on the right column.

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Bed & Breakfast

QUIET COUNTRY LANE setting near Weston. Comfortable bed and breakfast/suite. Open May - October. Color brochure: (802) 259-2903. Leslie Place, Belmont, VT 05730.

Books & Tapes

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“PARTICIPATORY PLANNING CATCHES ON” -- Appreciative inquiry in the Catholic church, $12.95. Phone: (888) 316-9544. Web site:

Clinical Pastoral Education

ST. MARY’S BAY AREA CPE Center, San Francisco, Calif., will have fifteen year-long (four-units) clinical pastoral education residency positions open beginning September1, 2004, through August 31, 2005. $25,000 annual stipend.; $400 tuition/CPE unit. Clinical assignments are available at St. Mary’s Medical Center and Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco and Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, providing a full range of medical services such as cardiology, spinal care, oncology, maternity and women’s services, orthopedics, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, neuropsychiatry, adolescent psychiatry, a burn treatment unit, and emergency care. Visit our web site at The CPE program at St. Mary’s is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). Interested persons should apply to: The Rev. Dr. Michele R. Merchant, Manager of Clinical Pastoral Education, St. Mary’s Medical Center, 450 Stanyan St., San Francisco, CA 94117-1079. Phone: (415) 750-5718. Fax: (415) 750-8126. E-mail:


ST. ELIAS SCHOOL of Orthodox Theology -- An accredited school offering correspondence graduate and postgraduate programs. Web site:


A SACRED SPACE OF BEAUTY, solitude and rest located on 42 acres on the grounds of the Dominican Retreat House. Private, directed retreat and spiritual direction available. Sabbaticals may be arranged. Open year round. Contact: Maria DeMonte, OP, 750 Ashbourne Road, Elkins Park, Pa. 19027 Phone: (215)782-8520, Ext. 125. E-mail:


THE 41ST ANNUAL INSTITUTE on Sacred Scripture, June 21-25. Lecturers and their lectures: professor John S. Kselman, SS, “Genesis 1-11: Narrative as Parable”; professor Jouette Bassler, “Interpreting the Book of Revelation” and professor Alan C. Mitchell, “The Acts of the Apostles.” For more information, contact: School for Summer and Continuing Education, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057-1010. Phone: (202) 687-5832. E-mail: Web site:

THE INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPLATIVE ETHICS -- A four-week residential program of study and practice on the contemplative dimensions of ethical decision-making. Through a study of the classical literature on prayer and moral thinking, insights of the great mystic thinkers and contemporary sources of wisdom, participants will wrestle with and reflect on some of the most pressing moral issues in our world today. Certificate of completion and/or CPUs offered through the Alphonsian Academy of Moral Theology of the Pontifical Lateran University (Rome). Begins Sept. 19. Contact: Redemptorist Renewal Center, PO Box 569, Cortaro, AZ 85652. Phone: (520) 744-3400. Fax: (520) 744-8021.

Language Studies

INTENSIVE PASTORAL ENGLISH: Adult language instruction includes vocabulary for ministry. Small classes, multicultural setting, outstanding faculty. Offered in three-week blocks year-round. Mexican American Cultural Center, San Antonio, Texas. Accreditation: USCCB/CCA. Contact Edna Cardona: (210) 732-2156, ext. 7102. Web site:

Parish Missions

DYNAMIC, CREATIVE PREACHING -- Parish missions, Faculty in-service, retreats for religious. Web site:


PILGRIMAGE TO IRELAND -- Thomas E. Clarke, SJ, Sr. Catherine McIntyre, RJM and Sr. Norene Costa, RJM. Aug. 18-29, $2.295. For flyer and registration, contact: Bethany Retreat House, PO Box 1003, Highland Mills, NY 10930. Phone: (845) 928-2213. E-mail:

12-DAY HOLY LAND pilgrimage with Franciscan Fr. Mario DiCicco, PhD (New Testament) with 28 years of Holy Land experience. May 28-June 9 or Sept. 18-29. For brochure, contact: 110 West Madison, Chicago, IL 60602. E-mail:


RENEWAL -- “Questing Your Spiritual Nature: Rockhaven’s Summer Renewal Program” runs from July 1-31. This unique program offers a blend of feminine spirituality, Jungian insights and the enchantment of the natural world. Engage in a process of integrating your body, mind and spirit through experiential classes, dreamwork and time for reflection in a beautiful rural Ozark setting. Program includes “Soul Sisters” weekend retreat with Edwina Gateley. For more information, contact Rockhaven. Phone: (636) 671-3623. E-mail: Web site:

Renewal Programs

BERAKAH: A Place of Blessing, offers “A Time of Blessing,” a four- to eight-month renewal program as well as accommodations for shorter, personalized programs for women religious and all women who are seeking to foster deeper fidelity to self, God and world. Components: variety of prayer experiences, contemplative space, scriptural and theological input, opportunity for spiritual direction and/or growth counseling, creative leisure in a community setting. Renewal sessions: late August to mid-December and mid-January to mid-May. Some programs could be designed during these months to meet individual needs. Inquiries: Berakah, 96 Fairview Road, Pittsfield, NH 03263-3817. Phone: (603) 435-7271. Fax: (603) 435-6670. E-mail: Web site:


COME TO A PLACE OF PEACE for your directed retreat. Only 15 minutes from downtown Cleveland or the airport. For information and registration visit

LIVING STONE GUESTHOUSE for retreat and renewal. Spiritual direction and counseling available. Nourish your soul while you vacation in Sarasota, Fla. Phone: (941) 966-5933.

VISITATION SPIRITUALITY CENTER, Monroe, Mich. Year-round retreats, spiritual direction, programs. Beautiful contemplative space on wooded grounds with nearly two miles of walkways. Retreat house, hermitages. Phone: (734) 242-5520. E-mail: Web site:


A SABBATICAL WITH A DIFFERENCE -- Mini-sabbaticals: a module tailor-made to suit your time frame. In our 17th consecutive year, we offer a blend of psychotherapy, community formation, dream work, reflexology, emotional bodywork, art therapy, dance and movement, spiritual direction and discernment, scriptural themes for healing and process, proprioceptive writing (a meditation practice to move deeply into psyche through a simple, but subtly rich writing technique), cranial sacral work, biosynthesis, bioenergetics, biodynamic massage, mythology, visualization, hypnosis and yoga. For more information contact Daniel McDonald, director, CPEB Therapies, Inc. Phone: (416) 928-9570. Fax: (416) 921-7464. E-mail: Web site:

JUBILEE: CELEBRATING LIFE’S WISDOM -- May 4 - June 3, 2004, a monthlong renewal for ages 70 and wiser reverencing their journey of the mature years. For information or to register, please contact: Robert Cogswell, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia St., Orange, CA 92868-3907. Phone: (714) 744-3175 x4406. Fax: (714) 744-3176. E-mail: Web site:

Spanish Studies

STUDY TOP-OF-THE-LINE PASTORAL SPANISH and the real Mexican cultural program, total immersion, one-on-one, customized, year-round, start anytime, go as long as you like tutorials. Special emphasis on pastoral care of Hispanics and on developing fluency in professionally oriented Spanish. Excellent faculty. Direct interaction with the Mexican church and the genuine Mexican culture reality. Contact: CIRIMEX, 205 Hill Ave., Ottumwa, IA 52501. Phone: (641) 682-4264. Fax: (641) 684-4690. Guadalajara, Mexico, phone: 011-52-333-121-4878; Mexican fax: 011-52-333-121-7738. Worldwide e-mail:

LEARN SPANISH, ENJOY NATURE, La Escuela de Idiomas D’Amore Spanish Immersion Center. Immerse yourself in Spanish on the beaches of Costa Rica. Adjacent to Manual Antonio National Park. Intensive Spanish immersion programs. Small, personal classes. Beach lodging or homestays available. Contact: La Escuela D’Amore, PO Box 67, Quepos, Costa Rica. USA phone/fax: (262) 367-8598. E-mail: Web site:

INTENSIVE PASTORAL SPANISH: Mexican American Cultural Center, San Antonio, Texas. Adult learning in multicultural faith community. Small classes, outstanding faculty. Offered in three-week blocks year-round. Accreditation: USCCB/CCA. Contact Edna Cardona: (210) 732-2156, ext. 7102. Web site:

Study Tours

GREECE, BIBLICAL AND BEAUTIFUL -- June 5-16, led by the author of “Women of Bible Lands.” Phone: (210) 829-3854. Web sites: and

Vacation Rentals

FLORIDA, OLDE NAPLES -- Two condos-2/2 and 3/2. Heated Pools. Monthly or Seasonal. Dr. Bob: (262) 786-9594; cell: (262) 352-1095.


FRANCISCAN SISTERS OF JOY -- Employed? Desire religious life? Formation in your area. Phone: (402) 598-4737.


LIVING IN AN INTENTIONAL FAITH community. Share hospitality ministry at Holy Family Catholic Worker in Kansas City, Mo. Pray together daily, share meals, living expenses and struggle for justice. Contact Donna Engel or Brother Louis. Phone: (816) 753-2677.

Web Sites

ONE EASY STOP for spirituality and justice. Web site:


Employment Wanted

EXPERIENCED TEACHER -- Theology, German, English. MA theology, MA pastoral ministry, BA German. California state secondary competency, English. Seeking full-time position in a college preparatory, spiritually dynamic Roman Catholic high school. Excellent references. Mature faith life. Enthusiastic and committed. Able to relocate. Reply to: NCR Classifieds, Dept. GWYJ, PO Box 419281, Kansas City, MO 64141-6281.

Employment Opportunities


ASSOCIATE OR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR -- The Catholic Diocese of Beaumont, Texas, is accepting applications for the position of associate or assistant director in the office of lifelong Catholic formation/education. Candidate must be fluently bilingual (English/Spanish), a practicing Catholic with a master’s degree in religious education, religious or pastoral studies or theology or the substantial equivalent including a bachelor’s degree with theological background. Candidates with at least five years of experience in religious education administration on the parish or diocesan level who are willing to work in a creative, collaborative setting will be considered. The person is answerable to the director and will be responsible for the following areas: catechesis and catechist formation in Spanish on all levels, teaching in Spanish and English in our lay ministry and adult confirmation programs. The position is full-time and begins July 1. Salary and position is commensurate with education and experience. Send resume, three letters of reference and salary requirements to: Dr. Lorraine S. DeLuca, Director, Office of Lifelong Catholic Formation/Education, Diocese of Beaumont, PO Box 3948, Beaumont, TX 77704-3948. Phone: (409) 838-0451, ext. 144. Fax: (409) 838-4511. E-mail:


CAMPUS MINISTRY LITURGIST -- In collaboration with the other campus ministers, the university liturgist provides leadership in the religious dimension of the university mission: critical examination and dialogue about religious questions, the acknowledgement and respect of religious differences, the service of faith and promotion of justice and engagement in the life and work of the contemporary church. The university liturgist is particularly responsible for fostering an active worshipping community at the university through the preparation of Sunday Eucharist, daily liturgies, major liturgical celebrations on campus and other appropriate forms of Catholic, ecumenical and interfaith worship. Basic to this work is the preparation and continuing formation of students for service in the various liturgical ministries both here at John Carroll University and as active members of the church after graduation. Additionally, the university liturgist has responsibility for the administration of the university chapels, and the coordination of all campus weddings. Qualifications: master’s degree in liturgical studies or pastoral liturgy, experience in the direction of pastoral liturgy at both the university/college and parish level and expertise in Catholic liturgy. Ability to respect and communicate with people of diverse theological perspectives, liturgical styles and musical tastes. Active faith, prayer and worship life. Familiarity with the following computer programs: Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. Knowledge of Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit mission. For more information on the university, visit our Web site. JCU will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, age, sex, religion, ethnic or national origin, disability, Vietnam veteran or special disabled veteran status. Interested applicants should send letter of application, resume and three names of reference to: The Office of Human Resources, Campus Ministry Liturgist Position, John Carroll University, 20700 North Park Blvd., University Heights, OH 44118. Web site:

JUSTIN-SIENA HIGH SCHOOL is seeking qualified candidates to fill position of director of campus ministry/coordinator of service learning. The director of campus ministry serves as a member of the administrative team and director of the campus ministry team. Responsibilities include working with campus ministry students to coordinate school liturgies, retreats and social justice activities during the school year and assisting in the planning of faith formation activities for faculty and staff. The coordinator of service learning will design, organize and implement Christian service learning programs for our curriculum. Master’s in theology or bachelor’s and a teaching credential preferred. We are a Catholic, college preparatory institution founded by the Basilian Christian Brothers and the Dominican Sisters. Our campus is located in the Napa Valley, one hour north of San Francisco. We provide an excellent salary ($36,608-$66,680) and benefits package. Send cover letter and resume. Fax: (707) 255-0334. E-mail:

CAMPUS MINISTER/CHAPLAIN -- This is a new initiative to provide quality pastoral care and a professional, ethical Catholic-based framework in the areas of law, medicine, journalism, business and other health sciences through educational and formational programming. This person will help students anchor their Catholic identity as well as represent the principles of Catholic thought in a variety of situations. This position offers the challenge of developing a new program and building relationships with faculty, students and staff in multiple professional schools at a highly selective private university. He/she will seek opportunities to become part of the formation and education of these professionals, be able to facilitate multifaceted discussions in the areas of ethics and Catholic thought and maintain a pastoral presence to the schools. The campus minister will also build relationships for the purposes of financial development while working in conjunction with the overall program of the Sheil Catholic Center at the Evanston campus. The successful candidate will have experience in pastoral ministry and master’s-level training in theology, ethics or related field. The candidate will be a practicing Catholic and be able to work with independence and flexibility. Priests, religious and lay people are encouraged to apply. This is a 12-month position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Full benefits provided by the Archdiocese of Chicago. Start Date: July 31. Position is open until filled. Submit cover letter and vitae to: Fr. Ken Simpson, Chaplain and Director, Sheil Catholic Center, 2110 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201. E-mail: Web site:

ST. MARY STUDENT PARISH, a campus ministry center serving Catholic students, faculty and staff of the University of Michigan, seeks two full-time campus ministers to start summer, 2004 (possibly 10 month assignments, August-May). Campus minister for education responsibilities include: coordinate RCIA program; teach theology/faith formation class; coordinate lecture series; facilitate adult education and college student catechist formation; facilitate family religious education and sacramental preparation for children taught by college catechists; serve on university executive committee. Campus minister for outreach/social ministry responsibilities: coordinate retreat programs; oversee welcome and outreach to students; help facilitate leadership skills with students; staff liaison to undergraduate ministries. Both ministers will collaborate on other student and parish initiatives. Requirements: MA/MDiv in theology for campus ministry, education and MA in theology, pastoral studies or related field for campus ministry outreach, three-five years experience, flexibility, team orientation and excellent communication, interpersonal and teaching skills required. Campus ministry and supervisory experience preferred. Salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits. Priority to postmarks dated April 10. Send cover letter, resume, salary history and two letters of reference to: Search Committee, 331 Thompson, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. E-mail:


WAUSAU HOSPITAL, Wausau, Wis. Four chaplain residency positions available beginning July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005, in a unique CPE program offering normative goals of CPE as well as intrapsychic and family systems theories integration. Wausau Hospital is a 321-bed community hospital and regional medical center committed to spiritual care. Wausau is a progressive community immersed in the beauty and solitude of nature. Recreational activities abound. $21,000 stipend plus fringe benefits. Apply to: Bill Tallevast, DMin, Department of Pastoral Care, 333 Pine Ridge Blvd., Wausau, WI 54401. Phone: (800) 283-2881, ext. 53053. Fax: (715) 847-2015. E-mail:


DIOCESAN REGIONAL COORDINATOR (office of faith formation) for three vicariates of Central Region. Charlotte diocese seeks person with a master’s degree in religious education/allied field, five years of demonstrable successful experience in parish/diocesan work. Well-rounded in catechist formation skills; collaborative, sensitive to cultural minorities. Good written/oral communication skills. Spanish a plus. Application deadline: April 30. Please send resume, salary requirements and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Cris V. Villapando, 1123 S. Church St. Charlotte, NC 28203. Phone: (704) 370-3246. For copy of job description, e-mail:


DIRECTOR OF SPANISH APOSTOLATE -- Multicultural ministry coordinator. Diocese of Rochester, N.Y., seeks candidates for a full-time Hispanic minister to provide diocesan leadership and empowerment for the culturally diverse communities of this Roman Catholic diocese. Will direct the multicultural offices and develop a vision for the Hispanic communities in coordinating the office of Spanish Apostolate. This position requires a master’s degree in pastoral ministry (or its equivalent), a special or advanced study and understanding in cultural diversity and successful experience in working with diverse cultural communities. Send resumes to: Barbara Pedeville, Human Resources, 1150 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624. E-mail:

RETREAT CENTER DIRECTOR, Topsail Island, N.C. The Marianist Family Ministry (MFM) seeks a dedicated, practicing Christian, supportive of the Roman Catholic tradition and committed to the mission of MFM to manage family retreat center located on the ocean on Topsail Island. The Christian Family Living program is dedicated to the development and growth of Christian families. The director will lead the continuing development of the retreat center: work collaboratively with the board, staff and volunteers; coordinate volunteers providing retreat experiences for families; manage rental of center when not in use for family programs; lead the ongoing fund-raising program, manage the physical plant and property. Candidates must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience and education in fund raising, knowledge of computer word processing, accounting, spreadsheets; a college degree and/or experience in facilities management, business and accounting. Salary: $35,000-$50,000. Send cover letter and resume by May 15 to: Marianist Family Ministry, Search Committee, Joyce O’Toole, 107 Kinloch Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- The Women’s Intercultural Center of Anthony, N. Mex., serving low-income women along the border, is seeking an executive director to oversee the daily operations and the ongoing sustainability of the center and its programs. A strong background in fund raising is important as well as Spanish/English fluency, the ability to work as part of a collaborative team, exceptional management and administrative skills and a commitment to women’s advocacy and social justice issues within a faith based environment. E-mail resume, references and cover letter by April 22 to: Or fax to Ruth Warren: (505) 882-7312.


DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION -- Growing 2,000-family parish on outskirts of Twin Cities seeks qualified individual to direct catechetical efforts of parish in areas of pre-K-sixth grade religious education, sacramental prep for Eucharist, penance, CIC, CloW and adult formation. Must be able to work collaboratively with youth minister and other staff. Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred in a related field. Other qualifications include commitment to post-Vatican II theology and catechetical methods, good communication and computer skills. Three years of successful catechetical leadership experience is preferred. Eleven-month position, starting date negotiable. Send resume or inquiries to: Thomas Kaempffer, Church of St. Andrew, 566 Fourth St., Elk River, MN 55330. Fax: (763) 441-1485. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION, Church of the Transfiguration, Pittsford, N.Y. Progressive 1,600-family parish in suburban Rochester that ministers in a collaborative model seeking to fill this full-time position. The primary functions for this position are to develop, direct and implement a lifelong faith formation program for all members of the community that embodies their charism, that includes evangelization, adult education, sacramental preparation and oversight of the religious education of school age children. Futuristic plans call for planning of a systematic long-range plan including visions from USCCB documents and integrated plans for all programs. Please send resume and cover letter to: Barbara Pedeville, Diocese of Rochester, 1150 Buffalo Road, New York, NY 14624. Phone: (585) 328-3210, ext.1215. Or e-mail to:

DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION -- Parish of 600 active families seeks person with master’s degree or equivalent with professional experience. Director is responsible for K-eight (well-established program in place), sacramental preparation (except for confirmation), RCIA and adult formation. Applicant should continue to foster the present collegial system and be capable of working with large volunteer group. Salary range: $35,000-$38,000 including health benefit package. Interview required. Send resume to: Human Resources, Holy Family Catholic Community, 7321 Burkittsville Road, Middletown, MD 21769.


MINISTER OF WORSHIP: St. Ann Catholic Church in Colonial Heights, Va., is seeking a full-time minister of worship. This position will provide oversight for all aspects of liturgical and musical programs to ensure quality liturgical celebrations. Applicant must be practicing Catholic. Prefer degree in liturgical field or related experience in a parish setting. Knowledge of liturgical music very desirable. Send resume to: Pastor, St. Ann Catholic Church, 17111 Jefferson Davis Highway, Colonial Heights, VA 23834. E-mail:

FULL-TIME MUSIC/liturgy director position open in central Florida parish and school. 2,300 families. Experience required in choral directing, cantor development and training. Adult, contemporary and children’s choir. Strong keyboard and vocal skills are musts. Education and experience commensurate to salary. Send resume to: Search Committee, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 700 Brown Chapel Road, St. Cloud, FL 34769. Fax: (407) 957-1771.


LAY MISSION SERVICE in Peru. We are forming a lay mission team to serve in a shantytown on the northern coast of Peru. Join a dedicated pastoral team of priests, sisters and lay leaders serving in a slum on the outskirts of Trujillo, Peru, where thousands of poor families have come to build their homes and struggle for a better life. We provide training, language school, monthly stipends, insurance and ongoing support. Visit our Web site at: and fill out the preliminary form online. Comboni Lay Missionaries, LaGrange Park, IL. Phone: (708) 354-2050.


DIOCESE OF LANSING, MICH., has a growing number of parish openings for qualified directors of religious education, directors of adult education/faith formation, coordinators of youth ministry and Catholic school principals. Active pastoral ministers’ association. Diocesan salary guidelines. Good benefits, supportive diocesan staff. For application materials, contact: Peter Ries, 228 N. Walnut St., Lansing, MI 48933. Phone: (517) 342-2486. E-mail:


PARISH LIFE ADMINISTRATOR/PRIEST -- St. Stephen’s, a financially solvent urban parish of 593 households from all over the Twin Cities, seeks ordained or lay pastoral leader whose background and interests fit our justice-oriented, prayerful, liturgically progressive, lay-empowered community. We’re known for human services programs (related nonprofit) including homeless shelter, employment and housing programs and residence for Native American recovering women; justice education, action ministry and ministries to nursing home residents and adults with developmental disabilities. In collaboration with strong and dedicated pastoral care and human services staff, parish council and parishioner committees, you will assure quality pastoral programs; maintain financial accountability of parish budget and long term development; advocate to archdiocesan and civic leadership on behalf of those we serve and provide liturgical leadership. You will have MA in theology or pastoral ministry and minimal five years pastoral parish ministry experience; be a practicing Catholic with deep love of the church and scriptural knowledge; commitment to shared leadership and be well-grounded in your personal and spiritual life. Competitive compensation. Resume, three references with contact information and letter of interest to: Leadership Transition Committee, c/o St. Stephen’s Church, 2211 Clinton Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55404. Web site:


PASTORAL ADMINISTRATOR: Diocese of Saginaw, Mich. has full-time pastoral administrator positions available beginning July. Ministry includes pastoral leadership. Extensive full-time parish experience and graduate degree in theology required. For further information and/or application materials, contact: Pastoral Administrator Committee, c/o Janet Fulgenzi, OP, 5800 Weiss St., Saginaw, MI 48603-2799. Phone: (989) 797-6682. Fax: (989) 797-6670.

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE -- Sacred Heart Parish in Southbury, Conn., is accepting applications for position of pastoral associate with particular responsibility for social ministries, both direct service and advocacy for justice. Please apply by May 15. For job description please visit our Web site at:


PRIEST NEEDED for (pastor and associate) vacation coverage in Gainesville, Fla. Minimum two weeks (June 7-25 or Aug. 1-30). Contact Michael Marconi: (352) 373-7491. E-mail:


HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL -- St. Pius X High School is seeking a principal who is a practicing Catholic, has an administrative license, has had experience at a Catholic high school and is up to date with state and federal regulations. St. Pius X is an archdiocesan coed high school and serves 1200 students. Deadline is April 28. To obtain an application, send resume to: Catholic School Office, St. Pius X Search Committee, St. Joseph Place N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120. Phone: 505-831-8173. Fax: (505) 831-8107.

SPECIAL EDUCATION -- The Diocese of Venice, Fla., is seeking qualified applicants for principal of Dreams Are Free Institute in Sarasota. The institute is a school for children ages six to 15 that serves students with special learning needs. Applicants must be Catholic, have experience in special education, possess a master’s in education and have administrative experience. Please send resume by April 16 to: Rosemary Bratton, Superintendent of Schools, Diocese of Venice, 1000 Pinebrook Road, Venice, FL 34285.

ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL, Menomonie, Wis., seeks full-time principal for pre-K through sixth grade (178 students, 14 staff). Salary commensurate with experience. Qualifications: practicing Catholic, committed to Catholic education, certified in administration or eligible for Wisconsin certification. Previous experience in Catholic school preferred. Application deadline: April 20. Mail letter of intent, resume, credentials and three references to: Fr. Thomas Krieg, 910 Wilson Ave., Menomonie, WI 54751.

PRINCIPAL -- The seaside community of St. Ann Parish in Gloucester, Mass., seeks a full-time principal for our Catholic grammar school enrolling children in grades pre-K through eighth. A qualified candidate should possess a master’s-level education with experience in classroom teaching and Catholic education. Responsibilities include: administration of the school, direction of curricula and facilitation of professional development for teachers and staff. Salary will be commensurate with degree and experience. Please address resume or inquiries to: Principal Search Committee, St. Ann Parish, 60 Prospect St., Gloucester, MA 01930.

FULL-TIME PRINCIPAL POSITION, beginning July 1, to serve as principal of a parish Catholic school with an enrollment of approximately 400 students, nursery through eighth grade. Candidate must be a practicing Catholic in good standing, who is able to articulate the school’s mission and vision for the future. Master’s degree in education or administration and Virginia license required. Successful candidates must possess strong leadership, administration, budget preparation and personnel skills. Minimum five years teaching and administration experience required. Salary based on diocesan scale, commensurate with education and experience. Final application materials must be postmarked by May 1. Qualified candidates should forward resume and diocesan application (located on our Web site) to: Search Committee, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 9505 Gayton Road, Richmond, VA 23229-5319. E-mail: Web site:


DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- St. Joseph’s Church, Penfield, N.Y., Diocese of Rochester, N.Y., is seeking applicants for this full-time position to provide direction to the comprehensive faith formation team and total catechetical education for St. Joseph’s Church Today and Tomorrow, which is conducted in a lifelong model that emphasizes a partnership between the parish, family and program/school. Candidate will continue the initiatives presently in place, adding new vision and creativity to the classroom-based efforts, the family intergenerational program, Liturgy of the Word with children, vacation Bible school, the senior high youth ministry and education program, sacramental programs and adult education. Please send cover letter and resume to: Barbara Pedeville, Diocese of Rochester, 1150 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624. Phone: (585) 328-3210. E-mail:

COORDINATOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION/pastoral minister. Small, inner-city parish seeks a person of prayer to oversee religious education and to work in pastoral ministry with evangelization. Master’s degree preferred with pastoral experience. Full-time or part-time negotiable. Salary range in the low $30,000s. Beginning date of employment: Aug. 1. Job description on request. Contact Mary Ann at: Holy Name Church, 3637-11th. Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407. Phone: (612) 724-5465.

DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION for large, multicultural, catholic parish. Master’s in theology or related field required. DRE will be responsible for facilitation and coordination of elementary and middle school PSR, youth group, baptism preparation, confirmation program, RCIA and adult education. Applicants must be equally proficient in English and Spanish. Salary range: 40k-60k, commensurate with experience with an excellent benefits package. Deadline for application: April 30. Please send resume and letters of reference to: Fr. James A. Schillinger, STL, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 2855 Briarcliff Road N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30329.


BELLARMINE CHAPEL, CINCINNATI, seeks full-time director of social mission for parish. This full-time person will join a pastoral staff of six with primary responsibility for our parish works of charity and justice and social involvement. These include Habitat for Humanity, Appalachian service trips, collaboration with many congregations in “The AMOS Project” (faith-based community organizing) and an annual course in “JustFaith” that promotes conversion through the study of Catholic social teaching. Overall, he or she shall help the parish achieve an integrated commitment to social mission, intent on formation and conversion among all of us. We are a Jesuit parish at Xavier University in Cincinnati, a congregation of choice for approximately 700 households. Tell us how your experience, gifts and vision will help you find a fruitful mission here for yourself and the parish. Deadline: April 22. Send resume with cover letter, salary requirements and references to: Richard Bollman, SJ, Pastor, Bellarmine Chapel, 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45207-2211. Fax: (513) 745-2031.


ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR HIGH SCHOOLS -- The Archdiocese of Chicago has an opening for assistant superintendent of high schools. The successful candidate will assist the superintendent of schools by being primarily responsible for working with leaders of 34 high schools sponsored by religious communities and six Archdiocesan high schools. The candidate’s qualifications must include a master’s degree in education, preferably in educational administration, with a minimum of five years of experience in Catholic high schools and three years in school administration. Candidate must have a teaching certificate and qualify for a certificate in school administration. Strong skills in the areas of human relations, verbal and written communication and leadership are essential. The candidate must be a practicing Catholic, strongly committed to the mission of Catholic schools. Interested, qualified candidates may send a resume, citing references, with a letter of interest on or before April 16 to: Mail, Judith Cauley, CSJ, Office of Catholic Schools, 155 E. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60611. Fax: (312) 751-5295. E-mail:


CATHOLIC RELIGION TUTOR -- Tutor wanted for our family of five home-schooled children, ages four, seven, eight, nine and 15. We are looking to give to our children a thorough understanding of traditional Catholic doctrine to help meet the challenges of both secular humanism and materialism. We believe the thousand years following Christ were the high point for man’s soul. Very important is a thorough understanding of logic, dialectic and rhetoric. This deeply conservative teacher will join two other tutors presently teaching our children, one the three Rs and the other Greek and Latin. Excellent salary. Please send resume to: Dexter Ball, PO Box 2530, Aptos, CA 95001-2530.


BELLARMINE CHAPEL -- Cincinnati needs full-time director of youth and young adult ministries. St. Robert Bellarmine Parish is searching for a full-time staff person to promote and support the faith development of our teenage and young adult parishioners. We look for the development of group programs, retreats and catechesis suitable for junior high and teenage youth, in the context of a broad vision of church as a place for young people to find welcome and encouragement. Advocacy and networking for our large young adult presence is also an aspect of this position. The new person will join a pastoral staff of six, to share the practical direction of the parish mission, where strong liturgy, community spirit and social outreach are important values. We are a Jesuit parish at Xavier University in Cincinnati, a parish of choice for approximately 700 households. Deadline: April 23. Send resume with cover letter, salary requirements and references, noting your gifts and vision for ministry to: Richard Bollman, SJ, Bellarmine Chapel, 3800 Victory Pkwy., Cincinnati, OH 45207. Fax: (513) 745-2031.

COORDINATOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- Parish of 600 families seeks person to continue vibrant total youth ministry program for grades nine-12; also responsible for confirmation program and social program for grades six-eight. Parish expects a collaborative minister who communicates well and is capable of coordinating and training large volunteer group. Prefer experience in youth pastoral ministry. Bachelor degree and youth certification required. Salary range is $32,000-$35,000. Interview required. Send resume to: Human Resources, Holy Family Catholic Community, 7321 Burkittsville Road, Middletown, MD 21769.

YOUTH DIRECTOR -- Large vibrant Florida catholic parish seeks full-time experienced director of youth ministry. Responsible for middle school, high school, young adult and two-year confirmation program. Will serve a well-established and growing ministry and work closely with a large pastoral staff. Must be dedicated to serving today’s youth and have proven experience in the field along with knowledge and experience with “Renewing the Vision” and “Sons & Daughters of the Light.” Minimum of BA in religious education or related field (MA a plus). Bilingual Spanish and some familiarity with Life Teen helpful. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Full diocesan benefits. Reply with resume and references. E-mail:

YOUTH MINISTER WANTED. Come out to the beautiful Pacific Northwest! Rural, tri-church parish in the northwest corner of Washington state is seeking a full-time youth minister to direct junior and senior high ministry in cooperation with wonderful volunteers. Applicant must have a BA in theology or equivalent training, some prior successful youth ministry experience and a centrist ecclesiology. Must work well with staff, be energetic, self-motivated and organized. Technology know-how a must; musical skills a big plus. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Application deadline is April 22. Send resume and at least three references to: Fr. Tim Sauer, St. Joseph Church, 5781 Hendrickson Ave., Ferndale, WA 98248.

ARCHDIOCESE OF CINCINNATI has outstanding parishes seeking qualified directors of youth ministry. Bachelor’s degree with experience and training preferred. Send resume and materials to: Sean Reynolds, Office of Youth Ministry, 100 E. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202-2150. E-mail:

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